Competency



[kom-pi-tuh n-see] /ˈkɒm pɪ tən si/

noun, plural competencies.
1.
(defs 1–4).
/ˈkɒmpɪtənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
(law) capacity to testify in a court of law; eligibility to be sworn
2.
a less common word for competence (sense 1), competence (sense 2)
n.

1590s, “rivalry;” c.1600, “sufficiency to satisfy the wants of life,” from Latin competentia “meeting together, agreement, symmetry,” from competens, present participle of competere (see compete). Meaning “sufficiency of qualification” is recorded from 1797.

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